Photoreceptor spectral sensitivities and color correction

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Lythgoe (1979) reviews evidence that photoreceptor spectral sensitivities in certain species are matched to the animal's environment. The possibility that photoreceptors are chosen to optimize visual performances leads to the question, what choices of photoreceptor spectral sensitivities are best for various visual tasks? In this paper I review and critique previous work concerning optimal choices of receptors for certain color vision tasks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsMichael H. Brill
PublisherPubl by Int Soc for Optical Engineering
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)0819402974
StatePublished - 1990
EventPerceiving, Measuring, and Using Color - Santa Clara, CA, USA
Duration: Feb 15 1990Feb 16 1990

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherPerceiving, Measuring, and Using Color
CitySanta Clara, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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